Sam Jadallah

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It's hard to believe that we have passed the 13th anniversary of Linus Torvald's humble introduction of "just a hobby" Linux, first posted to the Web in October 1991. Torvald previewed the OS as a "Minix-lookalike" and designed for the days when "men were men and wrote their own device drivers." Like a teenager Linux has come into its own, but its future still holds a fair amount of growing pains. While the open source community has created a vibrant and fast-growing ecosystem to support Linux, there is still much work to do. As a venture capitalist I have the privilege of meeting regularly with entrepreneurs and I've seen firsthand the exciting rate of innovation and change occurring within the Linux ecosystem. Venture investment is flowing because smart, tireless, and innovative people are doing important work to build real businesses using Linux. As I see it, the... (more)